The concept of “smart home” is becoming more popular.
In the last century, many science fiction writers in their novels presented the concept of a fully automated houses. “Smart” appliances are doing all the work, freeing human time for vacation and other daily Affairs. Of course, humanity has not yet reached such a result, but it is safe to say that the creation of a full “smart house” is not far off. Already now a large number of home appliances from different manufacturers supports the remote control, it is sufficient to have an ordinary smartphone. This article presents the most interesting home appliances that can be controlled via a smartphone connected to the Internet.
The maintenance of climate. As in any market in the niche of “SmartHome” have their leaders, counterparts and cheaper outsiders. Well-known manufacturers offer high-quality and functional product, but most often it is too much money, forcing the average buyer to look for cheaper options. Fortunately, on the market now a large number of relatively inexpensive and functional devices. For example, a miniature meteorological station CliMate is able to accurately monitor the humidity, temperature and levels of ultraviolet radiation, and then every 15 minutes to sync with a mobile app on iOS and Android devices and transmit statistical information.
Honeywell smart thermostat with Wi-Fi syncs with your smartphone, then you can manage them using a special application. The device is also able to analyze data from your smartphone and adjust to maintain a certain climate, and in the case that the owner has left the house, the thermostat begins to work on saving electricity.
Another important instrument for climate control is air purifier. Recently, the company Xiaomi presented its own model air purifier with remote control capability, which is characterized by a minimalist design and function of air purification from formaldehyde.
Or LED smart bulb with adjusting the heat of the light from TP-Link.
Recently IKEA has introduced a cheaper alternative to the Phillips lamps — smart lamp TradFri compatible with the platforms of Amazon, Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomeKit control feature voice messages.
Electricity. If you decided to create your own “smart” house, you should pay attention to the smart socket. Here approximately the same situation as with lamps. Many companies did not hesitate to copy each other, take away and add functionality, reduce prices to stay in pole position among the competitors. Today in the market there are two types of such sockets: fixed, installed directly instead of the usual sockets and patch modules. Popular low-cost models with the ability to connect to Wi-Fi network it is possible to note the socket BroadLink.
Sockets D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug
And the smart socket of companies SonoFF. With these devices you can anywhere in the world via smartphone and the Internet to turn on or off any appliance, adjust the time of on/off and more.
Security. Today, to feel safe, there are not only a solid steel door and special locks with a hybrid way of unlocking and the ability to sync with a smartphone. Most often these locks can be opened three ways: mechanical key digital pin code entered on a digital display or through a mobile application. Locks can be performed both in classical and in custom version. In the second case, the device will have a stylish design, pin-pad, a keyhole and nothing more. Speaking of safety, in addition to locks why there is a picture of the cameras. As in other areas of the smart home here as there are a lot of price tags. One of the most practical and budget models today is camera Xiaomi Yi Smart Ants. Extremely simple device for daytime surveillance room, which connects to the app via Wi-Fi, with a voice message.
The more serious the quality and capabilities of option is a security camera Canary with a high level of data encryption with integrated sensors for humidity, light, motion, temperature, etc. the Camera works well both during the day and at night with support for iOS and Android.
Alternative to video surveillance cameras can serve as peepholes.
Model SkyBell Wi-Fi allows you to sync with a smartphone via Wi-Fi and when guests come to notice and communicate with them from any point of apartment.
If you do not need to buy devices such as surveillance cameras or smart locks separately, then you should buy a universal security system, which is now in the market also has more than a dozen. For example, the system Senti able to replace a video surveillance camera, weather station, motion sensor and voice response system.
Other household devices. Of course, security systems, smart light bulbs and Wi-Fi wall socket — it’s good, but what a house would cost without the classic household appliances? But in this case, the manufacturers offers a wide range of “smart technology” for the home. Three-stage water filter Midea has a dedicated chip to control the operation of the system and communication with a smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi. The device is able to continuously monitor temperature and total mineralization of water, and then transfer these data to your smartphone.
In many homes it is customary to perform weekly cleaning of the entire apartment. But agree, much easier to keep clean than to rebuild it from the beginning. For these purposes, perfect robotic vacuum cleaners, which in your absence will be to clean, and then go to the charging station. There are many models of such vacuum cleaners, but not all can control with your smartphone via your home Wi-Fi network. The greatest popularity has gained miniature models of robotic vacuum cleaners, as little-known Chinese companies and known brands such as Xiaomi and iRobot.
If we are talking about the “smart” household appliances hard to come by already acclaimed Hub Samsung refrigerator Family Refrigerator, unveiled at CES in 2016. With a large built-in tablet, you can control the refrigerator: to give commands, change temperature settings, make a list of products and more. The interactive system can also be operated via smartphone. For example, when you are in the supermarket and forgot that you need to by using the built-in camera and wireless, refrigerator can transfer images freezer on your smartphone.
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